Monday, September 29, 2003

Vonage, 8x8 at Center of VoIP Regulatory Debate

Vonage, 8x8 at Center of VoIP Regulatory Debate: "Vonage, 8x8 at Center of VoIP Regulatory Debate
By Josh Long
Posted on: 09/26/2003

Vonage Holdings Corp. and 8x8 Inc. are the subjects of a national debate on whether and how to regulate phone companies routing traffic over the Internet.
Vonage on Monday asked the FCC to declare that the company is not technically providing telephone service and therefore should be exempt from regulations the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission wants to impose. Vonage also has filed an appeal in a Minnesota district court, challenging a ruling that Vonage is a telephone company and must obtain a certificate to operate, file tariffs and comply with other requirements applying to in-state phone companies. "

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